Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

William Haydon us 179,300
Luigi Caramatti 171,400
Timothy Begley us 167,700
Erik Cajelais ca 163,000
Richard Robinson 152,100
Pedro Fernandez mx 144,300
Al Barbieri us 133,000
Christian Jeppsson se 129,900
Farhan Madhani 125,800
Fernando Perez 123,600
Joe Baldwin 122,300
Craig Mccorkell gb 120,000
Andrew Robl us 119,400
Jeff Shulman us 112,400
Florian Langmann de 111,500
Shane Rose 110,900
Chris Moorman gb 110,000
Martins Adeniya gb 105,500
Jerry Yang us 105,500
Wesley Pantling 104,100
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru 100,000
David Benefield us 99,200
Jason Helder us 94,900
Ryan Fee us 92,500

Ding Ding The Day Is Done!

One of the chip leaders Erik Cajelais
One of the chip leaders Erik Cajelais

After ten levels on intense short-handed poker, Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed has come to an end!

1,245 players began the day with some of the world's greatest short-handed players taking to the felt including reigning champion Brock Parker, Matt Hawrilenko, Andrew Lichtenberger, Bertrand Grospellier and a wealth of notables such as Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, JC Tran and many more.

Unfortunately none of these mentioned players would manage to bag and tag their chips as unofficially 156 players survived the day.

Will Haydor is the man everyone is chasing after amassing a 180,400-strong chip lead with Erik Cajelais (163,000), Richard Robinson (152,100) and Al Barbieri (133,000) snapping at his heels.

Andrew Robl (119,400), David Benefield (99,200), Sorel Mizzi (63,900) and Eddy Sabat (50,500) are just a few of the notables still in the field, while the ladies are well represented with Maria Mayrinck (77,200) leading them head-strong into day two along with Annette Obrestad (59,000), Christina Lindley (23,300) and Leo Margets (22,200).

Throw into the mix Jeff Shulman, Jerry Yang, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson and Amnon Filippi and it is still anyone's tournament with the $630,031 first prize, coveted gold bracelet and title of Champion well and truly still up for grabs!

Make sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team from 2:30pm PST tomorrow where we will continue to provide all the live updates from Event #26 of the 2010 World Series!

Roger Rabbit


Three players saw a {6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop on Table 3 including Daniel Negreanu and Taylor Caby.

Caby led out for 4,800 and Negreanu moved all in. Caby and the other player folded, but Negreanu wanted to rabbit the turn and river.

"I'm going to hit this one!" he exclaimed. "I'm going to hit this one!"

He tabled {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and the dealer quickly dealt the turn ({7-Spades}) and river ({6-Clubs}) and indeed he got there.

It's a shame Negreanu wasn't paid, but he'll still ended the night strong, battling back up to 52,900 chips.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuTaylor Caby

Williams Crippled


When we reached his table, David Williams was heads up with an opponent named Martins Adeniya. The board read {Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}{K-Spades}.

Williams led out for 10,000 and Adeniya moved all in for 41,000.

Williams went deep into the tank, riffling chips with one hand while spinning the wheels in his head. He was receiving a massage and asked the masseuse to stop for a moment. Williams paid her and then sat back down to think it out some more.

Finally he made a crying call and Adeniya turned over {J-Spades}{8-Spades}. Williams mucked, falling to just 1,300 and was eliminated a few hands later by Adeniya himself.

Adeniya is now up over 80,000 chips, and in good shape for tomorrow's restart.

Tags: David WilliamsMartins Adeniya

Bye-Bye Berry

Berry Johnston in earlier action
Berry Johnston in earlier action

Facing a raise to 2,500, Berry Johnston moved all in for his last 16,500 only to have Darryll Fish move all in from the small blind.

The original raiser folded as we were off to a showdown.

Johnston: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Fish: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} to see Johnston hit the rail as Fish climbs to 75,000 in chips.

Tags: Berry JohnstonDarryll Fish

Moor Chips


There was 7,000 in the middle after a series of preflop raises when Chris Moorman and Allan Sass took a flop of {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Sass led for 4,200 and Moorman called.

Both players checked the {9-Spades} on the turn and the {10-Spades} on the river.

Moorman opened {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for wired queens and Sass folded. With the win Moorman is up to 60,000 chips and Sass is down to 45,000 chips.

Tags: Alan SassChris Moorman

Fish and Chips


With the board reading {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and about 20,000 in the middle, Darryll "DFish" Fish led for 7,200. His opponent called but mucked when Fish showed {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for a pair of queens.

Fish has dropped a bit the past few levels, but is still strong with 45,000 chips.

Tags: Darryll Fish

Negreanu About To Ship It?

Phil Hellmuth exiting another tournament early!
Phil Hellmuth exiting another tournament early!

"I feel like I'm still supposed to be in this tournament!" stated Phil Hellmuth as he stood alongside Daniel Negreanu.

"I feel like I'm going to get it in this hour!" added Negreanu.

"I'll bet a lot of money you do . . . oh wait . . . only 50 minutes left . . . actually not" continued Hellmuth.

"Just ship it! Any flush draw, any pair . . . even a pair of threes is enough!" stated Negreanu.

Negreanu does however have over fifty big blinds as he sits with 51,000 in chips.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuPhil Hellmuth